The Feasibility of Physical Activity in Advanced Cancer Patients

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 22, 2007
Last Update Posted : February 25, 2016
Cross Cancer Institute
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AHS Cancer Control Alberta

Brief Summary:
Physical activity has been shown to have a positive effect on several quality of life outcomes in cancer patients, but few existing studies have focused on the end stages of cancer. The aim of this pilot study is to test the feasibility of a physical activity intervention in advanced cancer patients, from which data can be used to design a randomized controlled trial if results are encouraging.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Advanced Cancer Behavioral: Home-based physical activity program

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Pilot Study to Explore the Role of Physical Activity as a Quality of Life Intervention in Advanced Cancer Patients
Study Start Date : October 2006
Primary Completion Date : November 2011

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Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Home-based physical activity program
    the role of physical activity as a Quality of Life intervention

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Advanced Cancer Patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • able to understand, provide written consent in and speak English
  • cognitive ability to participate
  • clinician-estimated life expectancy between 3 and 12 months
  • approval of treating physician

Exclusion Criteria:

  • any absolute contraindications to physical activity
  • palliative performance scale level of 30% of less
  • any patient within the last days to hour of life

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00438620

Canada, Alberta
Cross Cancer Institute
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 1Z2
Sponsors and Collaborators
AHS Cancer Control Alberta
Cross Cancer Institute
Study Chair: Kerry Courneya, PhD AHS Cancer Control Alberta

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: AHS Cancer Control Alberta Identifier: NCT00438620     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PS-08-0054
First Posted: February 22, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 25, 2016
Last Verified: January 2012

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